Well after being given the choice by the specialist of open heart bypass surgery to attempt to fix the blocked SVC ( chances not good though) or moving to sea level ( Doc was doubtful that it would really help) and that the medical aid wouldn't pay for oxygen, I went down to sea level for three weeks to see.
First week could walk about, stiffly and suffered from terrible right arm and shoulder pain. Second week could walk further and swelling of face/ body/ limbs had disappeared. Third week felt amazing with everyone saying I had lost weight ( It was the swelling I had lost, unfortunately ha ha) and looked and acted more alive plus I even was able to walk up a hill. (Sats were at 90 to 97 - yeah)
So much for specialists.!
So now we will be moving down to the sea from the big city in a couple of months . (Means my husband leaving his job though - he says he would rather loose his job than me).
Meanwhile back to suffering here in Johannesburg ( Sats this morning down at 80) Limbs, face and feet swelling again, complete with pain and stiffness.
However I have received a letter from my Medical aid that seems to give authorization for an oxygen machine rental. ( It is worded so strangely that I am checking up before I get excited!) Since previously I was told that they wouldn't cover me for oxygen rental, well WE didn't have that cover ( per the information on the computer) I am confused.
Maybe some HUMAN has actually read my case and realizes that it is FAR cheaper than paying for my hospital stays when I collapse.!